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Summer begins!

Well, June is here. How has 5 months of 2018 already come and gone?! I’m not so sure, myself, but regardless, here we are in the early days of summer. I have lots of news to share, and I’m not sure where to begin! I hope you read this whole post, so you can know all that’s going on here at Nutmeg Fibers right now. 

I’ll start out with the latest news about Issue 2 of our Nutmeg Fibers Zine! It’s at the printer right now and arriving any day now!!! I can hardly wait to share it with you all! Some of you have already pre-ordered your copy, so as soon as they arrive, I’ll pop ‘em in the mail for you! The proof looks just beautiful, in large part to the photography of Sionnie LaFollete!  She makes everything shine! I had some wonderful test knitters to help me navigate this as well as an amazing tech editor for the first time! Thanks Tabatha Thomas  for the immense help! 

I’ve been working on the patterns for this Issue since our trip to Seoul last summer. It seems fitting that just before our 2nd trip over there, this will be ready to go! Here is a quick look at the 4 patterns that are featured in our Summer 2018 zine. 

The Palace Cowl, a worsted weight, stranded colorwork project, with two size options. Shown here in our Nutmeg Fibers Cottage in Silverview with Magpie Fibers Empty Night as the accent color. 

The Isobel Dress, an apron style, open backed, pinafore dress for ages 3-24 mos. This is designed in our Retreat base, a DK weight, alpaca/merino blend. Shown here is our Retreat Silverview colorway for the yoke and Sand colorway for the skirt. This is a really sweet, heirloom style project, that I had so much fun working on. 

Shown here are the Swatch Pillow pattern, as well as the One-Hour Blanket pattern. Both are fun, quick summertime projects that use our Hearth base. The pillow is shown in our Hearth Flemingo colorway, while the blanket is shown in Hearth Flemingo and Boulder alternating stripes. 

These patterns, as well as 5 delicious recipes are all in Nutmeg Fibers: Summer 2018 Zine, available for pre-order now and shipping early next week! 

Ok. So enough about the Zine. Haha! 

I also want to let you know about a special summertime promotion we’re having right now. With any purchase of +$15 or more, you’ll receive a sampler pack of our Retreat base, in a variety of colors! We love these colors and this yarn, and want to share them with you all! There are a limited number of these sampler packs, so this offer is good only while supplies last. 

I wanted to make sure to take a second, also, and let you all know about a new stockist that we have! Firefly Fiber Arts Studio in Chicago now carries a selection of our Retreat and Cabin bases! If you live in the area, go in and give it a feel! I’m so excited to have them as a stockist! If you’re looking for our fibers at the Local Yarn Shop in your neighborhood, make sure to check out our list of stockists on the website. Visit those LYS during the hot summer months too, they’ll be even more excited to see you! It’s the perfect time for planning and getting started on fall wardrobe projects. 

Ok, well, that’s a lot of info. I’ll leave just a few upcoming events here for you also to close for today: 

  • July 14th Trunk Show @ Eylul Yarns in Osaka, Japan
  • July 26-29th Handmade Korea at Coex Center in Seoul, Korea
  • September 21-23, Vogue Knit Live in San Franciso, USA

Have a wonderful Friday everyone! 



My Summer Wardrobe

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